Crochet Patterns For Dummies by Susan Brittain

By Susan Brittain

Do you want to profit to crochet? Already comprehend the fundamentals, yet want to stretch your crocheting talents? From scarves and sweaters to hats and purses, you could create attractive, helpful designs conveniently utilizing Crochet styles For Dummies. From selecting the right hooks and yarn and crocheting uncomplicated stitches to becoming a member of items jointly, this easy-to-follow advisor could have you hooked very quickly.

Our hands-on workbook will get you crocheting trendy, enjoyable designs in a targeted, step by step demeanour. You get a overview of the fundamental stitches and sew mixtures, in addition to a concise appendix containing easy-to-follow directions for operating those stitches. You’ll locate lots of tips about altering shades and including form on your tasks. Plus, you get full-color photographs of each project—from potholders to afghans, belts to desk runners, skirts to vests, and masses extra. You’ll additionally notice the right way to:

• Decipher crochet lingo
• Make a gauge swatch, learn a trend, and comprehend garment sizing
• paintings with the most typical stitches and sew patterns
• Crochet within the around or with color
• form a layout via expanding or reducing stitches
• Use new options like felting and dealing with wire
• Crochet photos and phrases utilizing the filet crochet technique

There also are quick-and-easy designs which are nice for children to make, in addition to convenient tricks on taking care of your accomplished goods. that includes greater than 50 incredible styles ideal for novices or these desirous to take their talents to the subsequent point, Crochet styles For Dummies is your one-stop advisor to crocheting good fortune!

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Keep in mind that both pockets must fit within the area that will be covered by the 7" x 6" exterior back pocket (see drawing at left). Starting at the upper left corner of one pocket and using 3-ply floss, knot off on the inside of the pocket and sew 2 horizontal stitches to secure the edge. Straight stitch down the left side of the pocket, across the bottom, and up the right side, then sew 2 horizontal stitches at the top right corner to secure it. Straight stitch across the open edge of the pocket, sewing through that layer of felt only, and knot off on the wrong side.

84 - - - Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt D 85 1. Cut Appliqué Pieces With paper scissors, cut out the template pieces you need for your sign and pin them to the red felt pieces. With fabric shears, cut out the appliqué pieces. FINISHED DIMENSIONS 3" x 26¾" (for a 6-letter sign) MATERIALS 3" yellow circles (2 for each letter in sign) 2" x 2½" red felt pieces, for letters (1 for each letter in sign) 1" x 30" purple felt strip (see Custom Sizing for adjusting length) We all like to mark our own special space, and here is an 2.

Sew 3 straight stitches, attaching the loose end of the needle holder strap to the inner upper right corner of the tool pocket. Knot off on the inside of the pocket. B To tie the straps around the closed tool pocket, see the photograph on page 110 and the drawing at left. D 112 - - - Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt 113 PART ALPHABET 3 115 Alphabet 116 Leaves 116 Tooth Fairy Pillow 116 Bird on Branch 117 Botanical 1 117 Botanical 2 117 Giraffe 117 Pincushion Cap 118 Dog 118 Snail 118 Mouse Finger Puppet Working with Templates Most of the projects in this book require that you use a template to cut out a piece of felt.

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